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It's in their DNA: Women tackle careers, football with aplomb

It's in their DNA: Women tackle careers, football with aplomb

For a trio of Williamsburg-area players on the Richmond Black Widows women’s football team, the sport has always been in their DNA, but they had precious few outlets to pursue their passion.

College of William and Mary chemistry professor Dana Lashley — who by the way can talk DNA with the best of ‘em — fell in love with the sport in Germany as a young political refugee from Iran.

Amanda Turner, a lifelong Williamsburg resident, played football with the friends she grew up with, and Sherlanda Buskey tackled the sport in sandlot games with cousins, all the while being a soccer standout.

But with few formal opportunities to play, they largely kept the love for the sport to...

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